The Basics of Cell Phone Repairs That You Should Know About

One of the things that could instantly ruin your mood is breaking your cell phone’s screen by dropping it on the floor. Most mobile phones are difficult to repair. However, when you have the right tools and some knowledge regarding the basics of cell phone repairs, you can fix most of the issues of your cell phone, which would be cheaper than the insurance claim. On the other hand, once you open the phone, it is going to void the warranty of and also, you wouldn’t be able to claim if your mobile phone is insured when you go for the self-repair option. But if you are sure that you can fix it with the help of the screwdriver, then you can go ahead; however, don’t risk it if you try something for the first time and don’t know exactly how to do it. You should take help from the cell phone repair shop or the manufacturer before you open the phone.

Basic Tools required

There are a few essential tools that you need to perform any mobile phone repair. They are all easy to get and affordable. Make sure that you have these tools in your arsenal before even thinking about opening your device.

Kit of Screwdriver

First and foremost, a screwdriver set is an essential tool to perform any kind of cell phone repair. These screwdrivers are not just the normal ones that are mostly present in everyone’s garage. This is a set of small screwdrivers as your phone contains tiny little screws.

Screen Pry tools

You won’t have this tool in your house, so you’d have to purchase it. It is also one of the essential tools because it allows you to separate the parts that are attached together, like the plastic casing.

Some of the common Repairs

You can’t repair all the problems on your mobile phone, no matter how much you try. But there are certain things that you can do. It depends on what kind of phone you have and if you have your phone insured. You can get your cell phone repaired at a low price, but you have to keep in mind that its warranty will get void if you go for self-repair. Here are some of the repairs you have to know about before proceeding to do a self-repair.

Broken Screen

Repairing a broken screen might cost you a lot of money. It depends on how the mobile phone is built. However, you’d have to open the device to get it repaired. Sometimes, the glass and the digitizer are fused together, which makes the replacement expensive. But, if they are not, then they can be repaired relatively quickly at a low cost. In some cases, when the glass and the digitizer are not attached, you can repair either the glass or the glass and the digitizer separately. These repairs are not tricky. However, if the glass is connected with the digitizer, you’d be required to connect the data cable according to the model.

Headphone jacks

Whenever we insert something into the device, it tends to deteriorate over time. Headphone jacks on your mobile phone are one of the places where there is a lot of pressure. You plug in and pug out the headphones multiple times a day. That is how it could get damaged. However, it is very simple and cheap to replace the headphone jack when you open the device. Most of the time, the headphone jacks are self-contained and are attached directly to the motherboard. But, sometimes, they are attached to the speaker assembly.

Loose / Stuck Buttons  

As we discussed earlier, it is easier to repair the headphone jacks once the mobile phone is open. The same is the case with the buttons as well. You can replace the loose or stuck button that is not working well with the new button without hassle. Generally, the buttons have to be attached to the motherboard through the cables so it can be very sensitive; that’s why you need to be extremely careful when you are re-attaching new buttons.

Camera Replacement

Outside of a damaged lens, camera hardware rarely breaks, but camera sensors are straightforward to replace inside (once again, depending on how easy the handset is to open). We can replace the exterior glass of the camera pretty easily without even worrying about the removal of the camera from the motherboard. But you should always consult the device-specific guide before doing anything.

Water Damage

Your device might get dropped into the tub or the swimming pool. Don’t worry; you’re not alone; it happens with many people. You can get your phone back working reasonably quickly. Make sure you don’t go for the traditional methods like keeping your phone in the rice bag when it is thoroughly soaked because rice can get gummy, and the chances are that it can get stuck to your phone’s port. Rice is nice as it absorbs the moisture outside; however, it won’t absorb the internal moisture. You should immediately turn off the phone as soon as you get it out of the water and don’t turn it on until it is thoroughly dried. You can use the blow dryer to dry out the ports. However, if it is still not working, you could take it to the cell phone repair shop, and the technicians will take a look, diagnose it and quote before starting the work.


So, damage to your smartphone can occur at any time and anywhere. As we use them daily, so the chances of damage are higher. It could be a broken screen, a camera problem, or your device has fallen into the water bucket. These problems can cause a lot of money if you go to a professional mobile phone repair shop. That’s why you can repair the mobile phone yourself as well with a little bit of difficulty in the beginning, but it’s possible. Also Read: X iPhone Repair Tricks You Didn’t Know About In Vancouver

Published on:
August 1, 2022